SS DYE-namic is the first dye product capable of exterior use and interior use. The product is composed of finely ground color particles in solution. SS DYE-namic is designed to penetrate open concrete surfaces. Thirty SS DYEnamic colors may be used alone, combined or applied over another color to create monochromatic, multi shaded, multicolored, variegated and unique designs that will not chip, crack or peel and installs in one third the time as reactive acid stains or water based stains.
Special order colors available for interior polishing. Call for details!
Add the SS Dye-namic solution to a quart, gallon or five gallons of acetone and stir thoroughly for three to five minutes. Do not use any form of electrical equipment to mix the dye with the acetone. Follow the acetone manufacturer’s safety instructions.
Mix the SS Dye-namic product in the appropriate sized closable acetone container when possible. Blend the mixture by stirring the open container, or by shaking the closed container for 30 seconds. If a mottled effect is desired, add the recommended amount of SS Dye Penetration and Mottling Agent at any time prior to application, per instructions. SS Dye Penetration and Mottling Agent is not recommended for porous concrete surfaces without priming first. Do not use any form of electrical equipment to mix the dye with the acetone.
PREPARATION: Test areas are strongly recommended on the actual surface of the proposed application. Testing in several areas of the concrete will better determine suitability, coverage, adhesion and approximate final results. The application area should be clean and free from all forms of dirt, oil, alkali, paint, cure & seals, and any other form of contaminant. The concrete surface must be prepped within the proper ASTM guidelines for the specific type of protective coating to be used. Failure to open the pores of the surface adequately may result in delamination. Diamond grinding is the preferred method for most applications, however, a thorough acid etch may be sufficient if done properly. Apply a test spot to check for sufficient adhesion to the substrate prior to doing the entire job. Protect all areas not to be dyed accordingly. Apply SS DYE-namic UV Formula only to dry, cured, neutral concrete surfaces.
MIXING: SS DYE-namic UV Formula is packaged only in a liquid form which needs to be mixed with acetone in 1 quart, 1 gallon, or 5 gallon increments. Mix SS DYE-namic UV Formula into appropriate amount of acetone per instructions on the bottle (this will depend on the size of the bottle purchased). Using the re-closable acetone container is recommended for mixing. Blend the mixture by stirring the open container, or by shaking the closed container for 30 seconds. Do not use any form of electrical equipment to mix the dye with the acetone. If a slower drying solution that will create a better mottled effect is desired, add the recommended amount of SS Dye Penetration and Mottling Agent at any time prior to application, per instructions. SS Dye Penetration and Mottling Agent is not recommended for porous concrete surfaces. WARNING: It is recommended to follow the manufacturer of the acetones instructions and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for exposure limitations and safe handling practices. Acetone is highly flammable! Do not smoke! Turn off all portable heaters and gas pilot lights. Extinguish all open flames prior to use! Avoid sparks! APPLICATION: Apply SS DYE-namic UV Formula using an acetone sprayer with a #6 or #8 tip, keeping the tip approximately 24 inches from the surface. Apply in a uniform circular motion, not allowing the dye to puddle. Apply at a rate of 400-600 sq. ft. per gallon. The concrete surface should appear wet for just a few moments when applied properly. Mop up any puddle or excess dye with a clean rag to allow the surface to dry evenly. Allow SS DYE-namic UV Formula to dry for approximately 30 minutes prior to applying sealer or protective coating. DO NOT OVER APPLY! Over applying may result in delamination. In high heat conditions, add up to 4 oz. of SS Dye Penetration and Mottling Agent to retard dry time.
CLEANING: If the SS DYE-namic UV Formula leaves residual pigment powder on the surface use a buffer/burnisher with a white pad to remove loose dye. DO NOT USE WATER. Vacuum or dust mop loose dye prior to sealing application. Neglecting to clean residual dye could affect performance by acting as a bond breaker between the surface and any sealer/coating application.
SEALING: Seal SS DYE-namic UV Formula using a low viscosity, sprayable solvent based sealer. Use appropriate sprayer and tip per individual sealer instructions. Two coats are recommended for superior protection. It is not recommended to roll-on solvent based sealer over SS DYE-namic UV Formula, as it may reactivate the dye resulting in streaking. Water based sealers may be rolled on. SS Specialties has a variety of sealers to choose from. Call for technical assistance. WAXING: Allow sealer/coating to dry and completely cure for 3–4 days. Apply wax per manufacturer’s specifications. Any of the SS Cherry Wax series are the recommended finishes.
Use Acetone. Dispose of containers in accordance with local and federal regulations.
SS DYE-namic UV Formulas is a concrete dye and cannot be chemically stripped. A commercial sand blaster, floor sander, diamond grinder, or another similar mechanical machine is necessary.
SS DYE-namic UV Formula has a shelf life of one–two years in it’s original, sealed, unopened container.
• SS DYE-namic UV Formulas will not freeze in storage, however, storage in areas between 50° F and 85° F is recommended.
• All HVAC ventilation ducts should be blocked prior to application so solvent fumes are not distributed. It is recommended to turn OFF the HVAC system.
• SS DYE-namic UV Formulas is extremely flammable (mixed product). Do not smoke. Keep away from open flame and heat, including pilot lights. It is recommended to extinguish all pilot lights.
• It is not recommended to apply SS DYE-namic UV Formulas over carpet, tile, or other types of floor adhesives.
• Coverage rates depend upon many conditions including application method, surface porosity, applicator, etc.
• SS DYE-namic UV Formulas should only be used at the recommended dilution rate (never straight).
• SS DYE-namic UV Formulas should only be sprayed. Refer to instructions under the heading Application.
• It is recommended to seal over SS DYE-namic UV Formulas with UV resistant coatings only.
• SS DYE-namic UV Formulas may be mixed to form various colors. Note, we cannot be held responsible for color outcome.
• SS DYE-namics is a permanent application. Please test prior to use.